I'm pretty surprised and disappointed to see this. (See the label Military for previous posts on this topic.)
*And let's not forget my new favorite, BOHICA.
P.S. Thanks to Dr. Shavelson for pointing this out. Discussion at the link.
P.P.S. Some great comments over in the Birthday Shoes post, including this one:
"Mark Cucuzzella MD [Visitor] · http://trtreads.org/
"This policy will hopefully change and the USAF will lead the way in teaching good running mechanics, proper stability and mobility in joints specific to running, progressive aerobic development....and how a shoe affects form. We are developing a program called Efficient Running for all our troops to help them succeed in the PT tests and more importantly become healthier. We will gather important data also to help all the Joint Forces succeed. Several military leads just attended our 3 day injury prevention summit . review posts are at http://www.runblogger.com/ in posts from Feb 2-9.
"Lt Col Mark Cucuzzella, USAF Reserves"